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ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE/AIRBORNE ASSAULT VEHICLE M551 - CONDUCT OF FIRE




National Archives and Records Administration

ARC Identifier 36879 / Local Identifier 111-TF-4137

ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE/AIRBORNE ASSAULT VEHICLE M551 - CONDUCT OF FIRE

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964). DEMONSTRATES THE METHOD OF FIRING EACH OF THE WEAPONS ON THE GENERAL SHERIDAN TANK, INCLUDING THE 50 CAL AND 7.62MM MACHINE GUNS, 152MM GUN/LAUNCHER, AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS. DVD Copied by Master Scanner Thomas Gideon.



Producer National Archives and Records Administration
Language English

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Reviewer: rflect22 - - July 19, 2014
Subject: AR/AAV M-551
Not the A1. So no use of the scavanger system (compressed air to blow still burning scrap out of the gun tube before you load the next Combustable Case round).

5 stars, as Army movies go

Gary Owen!
Reviewer: Tumbleweed1954 - - February 25, 2014
Subject: ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE/AIRBORNE ASSAULT VEHICLE M551 - CONDUCT OF FIRE
I served on the M551 and enjoyed this video. I noticed that there are countless errors in procedures and equipment operation. This emphasizes the fact that this vehicle was complicated and the crews were not as a rule well trained. Watching the video you will hear the sound of the tank but the soundtrack you are hearing is actually that of an M60 tank. There is not mistaking the whine of the Sheridan's 2-stroke Detroit Diesel. The only error I will point out is when you see the coax machine gun firing you will see that it is shaking real bad. This is because it is not fitted tight in the mount. I'm surprised the loader didn't notice it. All in all a good vehicle describing what it was like in the Sheridan turret.
Reviewer: Jilly9 - - January 28, 2012
Subject: 1969 Army Training Film
Training film TF-4137 on the 551 Sheridan light tank.
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